The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and other US non-profit groups are likely to appeal a court ruling of last week which endorsed the policy of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of encouraging a voluntary phase out of antibiotics in feed,...
DuPont is increasingly focused on the benefits of phytase for aquaculture, the anti-nutrient effect of phytate in young pigs and the interaction between enzymes, betaine and probiotics in the absence of antibiotics.
There are a limited number of nanomaterials in development for feed additives, but projects with some momentum behind them include one looking to replace antibiotics with nano-sized substitutes, finds an EFSA-commissioned report.
UK politicians are calling for government action to ensure the use of antibiotics in farm animals is strictly required for therapeutic use and that more research is carried out on the link between animal and human pathogens resistant to antibiotics.
Evonik, as part of an investors’ consortium, has announced its backing of a microalgae derived beta-glucan that is said to support immune health for animals and could help the sector migrate away from over usage of antibiotics.
Adding soluble fibres from plantain banana plants into chick feed shows promise as an alternative approach to antimicrobials for reducing invasive salmonellosis in poultry, claims a new study from the UK.